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Mātai Puoro

05 October 2023
The music industry is a dynamic employment market, offering work to a vast array of practitioners around the world.




The music industry has changed a lot in the last 30 years with the explosion of digital technology and changes in society and culture. This has opened up new job possibilities for music professionals, alongside teaching, conducting, leadership, and performing.

At UC, we have a number of ways you can follow your interest in Music.


What will my study involve?

  • With a Bachelor of Music you can major in Composition, Performance, Music Studies, or Creative Music Technologies.
  • You can study Music as a major or minor in other degrees.
  • Enjoy the unique learning spaces in our Te Matatiki Toi Ora | Arts Centre campus.
  • Connect with the community through internships, performances, and collaborative projects.



Most Music courses are available without any prior experience.

Entry to all first-year Performance courses is by application and an audition in an instrument or in singing. Applications for these courses in 2024 have now closed. Please use this form to apply to audition for 2025. The form contains key information on the audition process.

Bachelor of Music

See the Bachelor of Music for the compulsory Music courses in the degree.

As well as core courses in music, you also study towards one of the following majors:

Music major

For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:




Music minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:


Career opportunities

The wide range of courses you take during your degree will set you up with skills to perform, create, and critically engage with music and the music industry.

Career pathways could include:

  • orchestras, choirs, and opera houses
  • festival management
  • journalism and radio
  • digital production.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Music.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

Whakatairanga Ākonga

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International Prospectus 2024/2025

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